Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

The Subject Tonight is...Love

In this aerial & acrobatic meditation on how to love (ourselves, one another, our community, the world right now), four women three decades apart spin words, stories & images; explore characters, relationships & questions; and share the virtuosity of moving alone & together through intimate, contemporary, feminist circus. Created and performed by Andrea Burkholder (MIlwaukee, WI), L. Feldman and Megan Gendell (Philadelphia, PA), and Susan Murphy (Darien, GA).

2 Performances, 5pm and 7:30pm

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May
31
8:00 PM20:00

The Subject Tonight is...Love

In this aerial & acrobatic meditation on how to love (ourselves, one another, our community, the world right now), four women three decades apart spin words, stories & images; explore characters, relationships & questions; and share the virtuosity of moving alone & together through intimate, contemporary, feminist circus. Created and Performed by Andrea Burkholder (Milwaukee, WI), L. Feldman and Megan Gendell (Philadelphia,PA), and Susan Murphy (Darien, GA).

Tickets and information: https://www.facebook.com/events/394695764590893/

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Apr
26
to Apr 28

Macbeth

  • Homestead High School, James Barr Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sleep no more… The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. The combined forces of Andrea Burkholder, Christopher Elst, Amelia Figg-Franzoi, and a stunning cast of players, bring Shakespeare’s Macbeth to life through strong physicality, aerial work, sword fighting and embodiment of the text.

“SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES…”

April 26th & April 27th @ 7pm, April 28th @ 1pm

Adults $8 Students $7

https://homesteadhstheatre.wordpress.com/spring-play/

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Feb
8
to Feb 23

Allusion/Illusion

  • 329 N Broadway Milwaukee, WI (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Andrea and Daniel teamed up with Kelly Coffey and Don Russell and asked...What if reality is a lie and the acceptance of it is so great by all of us that the opposing force can't make itself known? Entering into a new reality, the audience walks alongside our hosts, Allusion and Illusion, as they each attempt to make their point- through discussion, movement, shadows and light, video, and puppetry- on their perceptions of the space and time we are inhabiting. 

Produced by Cooperative Performance, and featuring performances by Emily Elliot, Liam Fleming, Jo Kerner, Caitlyn Nettesheim, Billy Ray Olsen, Eric Scherrer, Jessica Trznadel, and Raja "AayZee" Zafar
Run time: approximately 45 minutes

Tickets: https://www.cooperativeperformance.org/tickets
$15 advanced, $18 door
There will be a brief talkback with the artists each Saturday after the 8:30pm show.


Note:  As the audience will be walking short distances to each scene, there will be no seats. Please be prepared to stand or sit on the floor. 
There are no bathrooms on site, so please come prepared!

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Feb
7
to Feb 10

The Little Mermaid

  • Homestead High School James Barr Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Andrea is thrilled to be working on her third production with the theatrical and aerial talents of Homestead High School's students. The Little Mermaid is filled with aerial performances from the cast on aerial net, silks, corde lisse and an aerial chandelier. Set under and above the high seas, The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, an adventurous young mermaid who’s got a thing for disobeying the rules and following her heart.   

Tickets (door only, no advance sales): Adults $10, students $8.

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Jan
31
to Feb 3

Winterdances: Refuge

Winterdances looks at the connection between community, family lineages in which we move, the environment, and the way we navigate our concerns for social and racial justice. Andrea Burkholder’s aerial dance is the first created on students at UWM, and features an original music composition by Milwaukee duo Hydraviolet, and video texture from Nathaniel’s Stern’s “Of a Slow Nature” With world premieres by UWM Dance faculty Simone Ferro, Darci Wutz and Dance MFA candidate Bryn Cohn, this performance will feature the work of performing artist Esther Baker-Tarpaga, who utilizes original compositions by Milwaukee’s duo Nickel & Rose.

January 31 – February 2 at 7:30PM, February 3 at 2:30PM

General- $22* / Seniors, UWM Faculty & Staff- $17* / Students w/ID & Under 18- $12*

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Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Pilates Advanced Training for Instructors

Where is your weight? is the question we'll be exploring in our third advanced training at Absolute Pilates. Often, exercises are approached as you have to be "strong enough" to do them, but Andrea's response is "no, you have to be organized."

This workshop will help teachers focus on how a student supports and distributes their weight for stability in exercises. Once the point(s) of stability are understood, then we can focus on the movements and nuances of these exercises. After a brief mat warm up, we will look at exercises on the most commonly used apparatus, reformer, cadillac, and wunda chair.

Please contact Kristin Olson at Absolute Pilates to register

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Aug
23
to Sep 9

This Prison Where I Live

Andrea is thrilled to perform in Theater Red's production of This Prison Where I Live

written and directed by Angela Iannone

This Prison Where I Live recalls Edwin Booth, the first superstar celebrity in the world of theater, as he rehearses his production of Shakespeare's Richard the Second. As he readies himself to play, the ghosts of his past, including that of his notorious brother, interrupt his rehearsals with their own requests and mock the crown of America's "Prince of Players."

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Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

The Accumulation of Acts flash site performance

Join us & our UWM Dance Interns: Chelsey Belcher, Rose Mohan, & Sydney Kidd, along with guest performers, for a 20-minute site-specific performance at Havenwoods State Forest, right here in MKE!

As all events with "The Accumulation of Acts", this is FREE!

Meet in front of the main building at 10am - free parking on-site - and join the performers for a light walk to the performance site.

This performance is inspired by the memories of people interviewed for "The Accumulation of Acts".

Please note - the main building will be closed, so there are NO facilities available.

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Jun
10
to Aug 5

The Accumulation of Acts

Diving into a new realm, Andrea and Daniel Burkholder present their first gallery installation this summer at Alfons Gallery, on historic south Layton Blvd.

Gallery Hours: 12-3pm Sundays, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

The exhibit includes "one square foot", a multi-media work featuring interviews of Milwaukeeans reflecting on places that hold significance for them. This work features video projected on a room-wide screen in an immersive, living room-style setting.

Additionally, in "1x1", performers inhabit two 6'x6' modular platforms, on which they build, alter, and demolish their world, thereby exploring their ever changing relationship to the space and thereby each other. Behind the performers a video of driving the perimeter of Milwaukee is projected, and below the performers is a handmade river symbolic of the three rivers running through and separating Milwaukee's neighborhoods.

Over the course of this exhibit 8 site-specific dance performances will take place in locations throughout Milwaukee, bringing the project back to the neighborhoods where research for the project was gathered.

As all elements of this project are unfunded, yet free and open to the public, we gratefully accept any amount of monetary donation (tax deductible) to support the work.

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May
18
8:30 PM20:30

Real Time

Andrea and Daniel Burkholder bring you an encore performance of their two year-running series, Real Time. This Real Time still brings you latin ballroom, improvisation, video, as well as live music, and it introduces you to our newest adventure The Accumulation of Acts, a 2- month gallery installation .

Featuring Minnesota-based Sharon Mansur, Milwaukee-based ballroom dancers Wanyah Frazier and Debrasha Greye, Recent Milwaukee transplant, percussionist Andy Miller, along with UWM Dance Department interns Rosa Mohan and Sydney Kidd.

Proceeds from the ticket sales, as well as all donations from food and beverage offerings will go to support The Accumulation of Acts

Tickets are $15-$100 sliding scale and may be purchased here or at the door.

We appreciate you supporting live arts in Milwaukee!

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Apr
11
to Apr 15

Annual Marsh Aerial Retreat with Susan Murphy

Join Susan Murphy and Andrea Burkholder in a Marsh Studio Retreat that equally emphasizes the inspiring world around you and the aerial art you create. In this 4-day retreat, we will immerse you in the tidal marsh ecosystems and histories that surround Marsh Studio through high-tide kayaking, boat rides through the lagoon, bike rides, and a trip to Sapelo Island. After internalizing these and other moments, in the studio, we’ll guide you through lessons and structures which allow those marsh/island experiences to influence your aerial dancing and creating.

As always, dinner is served each night, to end the day breaking bread together.

When: April 12-15 (arrival Wednesday April 11 in the pm, departure Sunday afternoon, April 15).

Schedule: Varies depending on outdoor experiences, plus 3-4 hours studio class time

Cost: $625 which includes: Supper Wednesday- Saturday, lodging, hot tubs, kayaks, bikes, class instruction, 1/2 hour private lessons, ferry ride and tour of Sapelo Island.

 

Registration:  Please send a deposit of $300 by check to Susan Murphy 1258 Blue Heron Ln., SE, Darien, GA 31305 or via PayPal.  The balance will be paid when you get here. .

 

Additional hour-long private lessons may be scheduled with Andrea or Susan once the retreat has begun

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Jun
2
8:30 PM20:30

Real Time

Andrea and Daniel bring Real Time as a monthly series to a close with this performance at Danceworks Studio Theater. Join us as guest artists from the past two years and guest artists new to us join us and as we revisit pieces created for Real Time, and create new pieces just for this one. Guests this month include actor/physical performer Don Russell, and percussionist and accompanist Matt Cordier . Come 15 minutes early and see three screen dances that were filmed locally(Riverside Park, Hank Aaron State Trail, and Kohler Andrae State Park) and created for prior Real Time events.

As always, tickets are pay-what-you-will with no admission to low or too high. Cash only tickets go on sale beginning at 8pm at Danceworks.

Stay after for a toast to 26 Real Time performances, and to an amazing arts audience!

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May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Real Time

Andrea and Daniel complete their Urban Ecology Series of Real Time, with this event in Menomonee Valley, right off the Hank Aaron Trail and Three Bridges Park.

This evening, we'll take in the space, location, and season to offer you dances not just inside, but also on the trail outside of the center, as well as a screen dance created in the trails and environment nearby.

As always, tickets are pay what you will, cash only, beginning half an hour before the show. You value live arts, we value you. And, we'd love you to stay and share drinks and conversation afterwards.

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Apr
28
to Apr 30

The Tempest

For the second year in a row, Andrea has teamed up with Homestead High School's Theater Director, Amelia Figg-Franzoi, and the theater students to incorporate aerial choreography into their spring production. This physically and visually dynamic staging of The Tempest brings a new embodiment to Shakespeare's work and can be enjoyed by all ages.

April 28 and 29 at 7pm, and April 30 at 1pm. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for students.

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Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

Real Time

  • Urban Ecology Center, Washington Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Andrea and Daniel continue their Real Time series at The Urban Ecology Centers, with this one in Washington Park. Walk up a long drive and you'll see the lagoon and its surroundings bursting with the beginnings of Spring. Step inside, and with guest ballroom dance artist, Wanyah Frazier, the artists offer you dances inspired by working closely with a partner, and by the city and natural surrounding of this particular Urban Ecology Center

As always, tickets are pay what you will, cash only beginning half an hour before the show. You value live arts, we value you. And, if you can stay, drinks and conversation are shared afterwards.

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Feb
3
8:30 PM20:30

Real Time

Andrea and Daniel continue bringing movement-based performance in this month's Real Time as they welcome Christopher Elst and his amazing talents at stage combat and fight directing.

Christopher and Andrea are teaching their expertise to each other and choreographing all month leading up to Real Time to offer two pieces- an trapeze partnering duet, and stage combat duet.   Daniel, who will not be privy to either of these duets, will offer an improvised performance based on what he sees the night of the show. And, of course, you can expect a duet from Andrea and Daniel, this one exploring the inherent tension in contact improvisation and in aerial partnering.

As always, tickets are pay what you will, cash only beginning half an hour before the show. You value live arts, we value you. And drinks and conversation are shared afterwards.

 

 

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Jan
6
7:30 PM19:30

Real Time

  • Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Andrea and Daniel welcome Dawn Springer and musician Jon Mueller to our first Real Time of 2017! This will also be our first Real Time at an Urban Ecology Center, and we are excited that each of the centers will hold a Real Time event this season.

Nestled in the Community Room, surrounded by a warm fire, a gallery wall, and a commercial kitchen, the artists will bring together their explorations with their musical and dance forms, as well as what it means to be in an environmentally minded community center.

Cash-only pay what you will tickets go on sale at 7pm. And, as always, we hope you can stay after and chat a bit with us.

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Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

Real Time #20

To end 2016, Andrea and Daniel are bringing Real Time back outside. We know everyone starts to hibernate in warm places for our long winters, but we'd like to bring you out one more time, to remind us of the community we're all a part of, any time of the year. This month's Real Time location is the patio of Cafe Hollander. As always, Real Time is pay what you will. And, we encourage you to stay after and chat with us (inside, where we can once again be civilized in the warmth and with a beverage).

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Nov
16
to Nov 20

Marsh Studio Aerial Retreat

Andrea and Susan Murphy team up to offer their second annual aerial retreat for professionals and serious students at Marsh Studio in Darien, GA. Participants will immerse themselves in the exploration and creation of aerial performance through improvisation, Laban Movement Analysis, and studies using text, breath, and phrasing. When not in the studio, artists are encouragedto explore the tidal marshland atmosphere of Marsh Studio and its guest house, and venture out on bikes on land or kayaks in the marsh. For more information, visit the Marsh Studio's website.

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Nov
4
8:30 PM20:30

Real Time

Andrea and Daniel invite you into the 6th floor of UWM's Peck School of the Arts Kenilworth Studios as they perform dance installations as well as play with how the light they shine affects what you see.

As always, this Real Time is pay-what-you-will, with each audience member recognizing the work of the artists, but also their own budget, to put a value on the art they see.

Cash only tickets may be purchased beginning 15 minutes before showtime.

This evening is supported in part by UWM Peck School of the Arts.

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Oct
27
to Nov 12

Bonny Anne Bonny

  • The Raabe Theatre, Wisconsin Lutheran College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Theater RED premiers an original play written by Liz Shipe and directed by Christopher Elst. In this fictional tale of her life, Anne Bonny sails the seas chasing adventure, treasure, and notoriety with her partner in piracy, Mary Reade. With a cast of swashbuckling women at the forefront, BONNY ANNE BONNY brings professional artists together with students and faculty of Wisconsin Lutheran College, onstage and off, to promote collaboration in Milwaukee's rich performing arts community.

Aerial training and consulting for pirates by Andrea Burkholder

Click here for tickets and more information

 

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Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Hyperlocal #11: Generation

Join Milwaukee-based composers and choreographers in Hyperlocal's 11th Improvisation Salon: G E N E R A T I O N
Suggested Donations- $5 Students with ID, $10 General Admission
No one turned away for lack of funds - just come!

Generation (Latin): "to beget", or...to give life to something, a cohort, a cycle of life, the form of a life cycle, whether Gen X or Millennial - we investigate the cycle of knowledge, of making, and of passing on and re-imagining our social and cultural rituals.

(Enter the Kenilworth East Gallery from the alley side of the building, between Urban Outfitters and Neroli.) for updated info visit: https://hyperlocalmke.com/calendar/

Collaborators
Digital Media: Dylan Bernard
Composers: Tim Russell, Jay Mollerskov, Pat Reinholtz, David Collins
Choreographers: Dan Schuchart, Maria Gillespie, Joelle Worm, Daniel Burkholder, and Andrea Burkholder
Featuring new collaboration with our special guests from The Peck School of the Arts, students Emily Bartsch, Kayla Flentje, Isaac Robertson (dance) and Olivia Valenza (music).

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Oct
7
8:30 PM20:30

Real Time

Andrea and Daniel Burkholder, bring their First Friday dance event, Real Time  back to Danceworks (1661 N Water St, Milwaukee) on October 7 at 8:30 pm.

This month’s installation incorporates video and real time performance simultaneously occurring as well as the evolution of a duet performed numerous times, demonstrating the intricacies of relationship and community.

October’s Real Time performance will draw inspiration from the summer events at Alfons Gallery and at a block party celebrating the groundbreaking of Za’Layia’s Legacy Garden. Andrea and Daniel will use video projection from their event with Eddee Daniel’s Memorial and Promise: Life on the Kinnickinnic and reimagine their relationship to the photographs while in a theater setting. They will also perform their hand-holding duet “Grasp” from Za’Layia’s garden at various time throughout the evening, each iteration reflecting on a changing relationship. To round out the evening, Andrea will also perform her aerial solo, “The Distance Between”.

As always, tickets are pay-what-you-will, with you putting the value on the art you are coming to see, and drinks are offered gratis afterwards, as we look forward to having you stay and talking with you.

 

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Sep
2
8:00 PM20:00

Real Time: Swing Park

  • The Media Garden (Holton Bridge Swing Park) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Daniel and Andrea are returning to the Media Garden/ Holton Bridge Swing Park for September's Real Time event. Having explored the sand and swings and Marsupial Bridge last summer, the duo will come back to find how the new construction by the Milwaukee River has changed the landscape of this beloved park.

Real Time is open for any and all to come and watch and is funded completely by pay-what- you-will admission.

While the large parking lot is now closed, there is street parking on Water St, side streets by Trocadero, and in the Danceworks parking lot (a short walk uphill to the park).

See a night time rehearsal video here.

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Aug
20
9:00 AM09:00

Scenic Route: MKE- Summer Hike

The final iteration of Daniel Burkholder's year-long, seasonal outdoor performance project...Join Daniel and Andrea Burkholder with Dani Kuepper, Joseph Pikalek, and Jennie Reinke as they perform movement and music within a nature hike along a beautiful Milwaukee trail. This show is the rescheduled date from July's thunder stormed-out performance.

For more information, please go to danielburkholdertheplayground.org

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Aug
13
5:00 PM17:00

Real Time: Za'Layia's Garden

Join Andrea and Daniel and the Danceworks Youth Performance Company on August 13 as they plant and perform to help build a beautiful garden and a stronger community in Milwaukee neighborhood. As always, Real Time is pay what you will, but please be generous, as all proceeds go directly to the garden effort. In lieu of money, you can also bring perennials, mulch, stones, rain barrels, or anything else to build and maintain this peace garden. The garden work and block party starts at 12pm, with the performance ending the day at 5pm. We encourage to come help out, let the kids play in the bounce house, enjoy some barbecue and meet some fellow Milwaukeeans.

On May 5, 2016, Za'Layia Boone was shot while inside her family's home. On May 16, one day before her 10th birthday, she took her last breath. Now, her mother and aunt have taken their  enormous grief and are building a garden to grow to honor Za'Layia and other children who can no longer grow with us. For more information, visit the Peace Garden Facebook page or see the story as a part of the Precious Lives Project

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